Monday, 7 September 2015

The Prince and I (The Oxenburg Princes #2) by Karen Hawkins

24361399Format: Kindle Edition
Print Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Headline Eternal (25 Aug. 2015)
From New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins, the lively and sizzling second book in a new fairytale-based Scottish historical romance series, The Princes of Oxenburg.

Max Romanovin, Oxenburg’s warrior prince, is escorting his grandmother to a house party deep in the Highlands when he and his entourage are robbed at sword point by a group of ruffians led by a man the locals have dubbed “The Scottish Robin Hood.” The battle-savvy prince instantly realizes there’s something different about this thief, and it’s not just the Scottish accent—it’s the fact that “he” is really a “she.”

Lady Murian, a young widow out for revenge against the powerful earl who killed her husband and stole his birthright, is now living in the woods with her family’s banished retainers. To stay alive, she and her band of men rob rich nobles coming to visit the evil earl. But when she ambushes the Prince of Oxenburg’s golden coach, she gets far more than she expected. For when the prince uncovers her true identity, she’s afraid that he might be the real thief…of her heart.

Cover:  I really the covers for this series.  Typical Regency covers but I love how vibrant they are.  Some of my favourites.

I read the first book in this series a couple of months ago - and instantly fell in love with the writing, the characters, the humour and the romance.  I found a new author that I'm looking forward to making my way though all of her books.
Book one, The Prince Who Loved Me was a Regency reimagining of Cinderella.
This second installment, The Prince and I, is a reimagining of Robin Hood.  And I loved it as much as the first.
Max is a soldier, Prince second.  He's seen too many wives become widows, and children lose their fathers- to want to do that to someone. 
Determined to stay away unattached he accompanies his grandmother on a visit to Scotland.
Where he is promptly held up by a gang of thieves- and thrown into a sword fight with the gangs fiery and intriguing leader.
Once unmasked as a woman, Max is irrevocally drawn to the frutratingly determinded woman fighting to reclaim her castle that was stolen from her and her loyal band of retainers.
I loved how this was a retelling of Robin Hood- and you could really tell.
This was a really fun, light hearted read.
I loved how tough and kick ass Murian was.  I really loved and respected her.
And Max was definitely a swoonworthy Prince.
I've really become a fan of Karen Hawkins writing.  She really endears me to her characters.
Highly recommend for fans of Regency Romance.
4.5/5 stars.
I'm really looking forward to the next installment in this series.

Read from August 07 to 10, 2015

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